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Should Villa Buy Peter Crouch?

Vital Villa asked, in a poll suggested by Clarkamus:

How Many New Players Do Villa Need To Compete?


A lot by the looks of it!

65% said Villa needed to bring in another 6 players, which after the departures of Gareth £arry and Martin Laursen does make sense as we'd still only really be 4 up!

23% voted 5, just 5% thought 4, 3% voted for just ONE arrival?

2% apparently think we are ok as we are... hopefully that wasn't Martin O'Neill voting!

That left 1% saying we needed 2 more players and 1% for 3.

Did you follow all that? Hope so, I'll be asking questions later.

Our latest poll asks if you think we should bring back England striker Peter Crouch who David O'Dearme sold for a pittance to Southampton, only for them to sell him on to Liverpool at great profit (and Villa had no sell on clause thanks to the last regime not being very bright!)

I'd not say no, we could end up with half the England team the way we are going!

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 7 2009

Time: 10:34AM

Your Comments

oh for the love of Paul McGrath, the Crouch part of the image cuts off! lol
The Fear
oh for the love of Paul McGrath, the Crouch part of the image cuts off! lol
The Fear
Wouldn`t complain if he did come,But at the same time i wouldn`t be bothered if he didn`t,I am more concerned with us getting a creative midfielder first and foremost.
lerneravfc
Wouldn`t complain if he did come,But at the same time i wouldn`t be bothered if he didn`t,I am more concerned with us getting a creative midfielder first and foremost.
lerneravfc
We should bring him in. Gabby, I believe will be great but has a tendency to blow hot & cold. JC can't do it all and for god know what reason is being linked with a move away. Harewood well.................. and it is too much to ask of The Fonz to come in and play 50 games. Oh and he scores, nice thought eh!
Villian1
We should bring him in. Gabby, I believe will be great but has a tendency to blow hot & cold. JC can't do it all and for god know what reason is being linked with a move away. Harewood well.................. and it is too much to ask of The Fonz to come in and play 50 games. Oh and he scores, nice thought eh!
Villian1
Yep, upfront, although we're not stong anywhere, is probably the least of our worries, 'keep aside. Cover for Young/Milner, somebody in the centre who can privde us with a bit of spark, a centre back with a heavily broken nose and a dubious record of bookings who'll scare the b'jesus out of strikers, that's what we really need.
lorenzo
Yep, upfront, although we're not stong anywhere, is probably the least of our worries, 'keep aside. Cover for Young/Milner, somebody in the centre who can privde us with a bit of spark, a centre back with a heavily broken nose and a dubious record of bookings who'll scare the b'jesus out of strikers, that's what we really need.
lorenzo
As I said a minute ago; No, no, no, no, a thousand times no to signing Peter Crouch! (awful) Yes, yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes to signing Brede Hangeland! (a rock)
astonguerrilla
As I said a minute ago; No, no, no, no, a thousand times no to signing Peter Crouch! (awful) Yes, yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes to signing Brede Hangeland! (a rock)
astonguerrilla
no to crouch x50.
leftfoot
no to crouch x50.
leftfoot
no
ric112
no
ric112
Simple Answer NOOOOOOOOOOOO! lol
PompeyFcMad
Should we bring in Crouch? NO
samtozer
Simple Answer NOOOOOOOOOOOO! lol
PompeyFcMad
Should we bring in Crouch? NO
samtozer
yes - class player and a real target man. He's not the sort of player we need, but maybe get him in, ship out the donkey and still acquire another solid striker....
leelindsay
yes - class player and a real target man. He's not the sort of player we need, but maybe get him in, ship out the donkey and still acquire another solid striker....
leelindsay
Well there we go then - that's all very clear-cut as usual, with a unanimous decision from Villa fans. I expect we will be all over the forums soon, slating O'Neill for buying Crouch, or for not buying Crouch, depending ... :o)
BobTheBuilder
Well there we go then - that's all very clear-cut as usual, with a unanimous decision from Villa fans. I expect we will be all over the forums soon, slating O'Neill for buying Crouch, or for not buying Crouch, depending ... :o)
BobTheBuilder
I'd not say no, think he gives 100% and knows where the goal is!
The Fear
I'd not say no, think he gives 100% and knows where the goal is!
The Fear
I'd welcome Crouchy back with open arms. A goalscorer - a couple of seasons ago at Liverpool he was on fire, and he didn't do too badly for a depleated Pompey team last year - and a great professional. Sign him.
olofthegreat
I'd welcome Crouchy back with open arms. A goalscorer - a couple of seasons ago at Liverpool he was on fire, and he didn't do too badly for a depleated Pompey team last year - and a great professional. Sign him.
olofthegreat
I'd welcome Crouch as he puts in the effort but only if we are going to lose Carew. We still need a prolific goalscore and I think MON should be tapping up Wagner Love - he's awesome and has an impressive strike rate and I reckon he'd fit into our pacey counter attacking style of football
desmond the dinosaur
I'd welcome Crouch as he puts in the effort but only if we are going to lose Carew. We still need a prolific goalscore and I think MON should be tapping up Wagner Love - he's awesome and has an impressive strike rate and I reckon he'd fit into our pacey counter attacking style of football
desmond the dinosaur
Crouch in? Hell no. Please, please, please lets concerntrate on a couple of defenive options then the midfield before we start looking at strikers. If we do insist on strikers then bring in Ruud from Real Madrid.
jsmccue
Crouch in? Hell no. Please, please, please lets concerntrate on a couple of defenive options then the midfield before we start looking at strikers. If we do insist on strikers then bring in Ruud from Real Madrid.
jsmccue
I cant believe for one minute that there is any substance to this rumour, if indeed it can even be classed as a rumour as opposed to sheer bored media speculation. If though I am wrong, and MON's thinking is along the lines of Crouch in/Heskey out, then maybe, just maybe, I could force myself to go along with the idea. I'm not a Crouch fan, far from it, but I could see where he might just offer us an option or two that are beyond the capabilities of Heskey. If MON however, is considering moving on Big JC and replacing him with Crouch, then I would have to shout a very loud 'no'!
glensider
I cant believe for one minute that there is any substance to this rumour, if indeed it can even be classed as a rumour as opposed to sheer bored media speculation. If though I am wrong, and MON's thinking is along the lines of Crouch in/Heskey out, then maybe, just maybe, I could force myself to go along with the idea. I'm not a Crouch fan, far from it, but I could see where he might just offer us an option or two that are beyond the capabilities of Heskey. If MON however, is considering moving on Big JC and replacing him with Crouch, then I would have to shout a very loud 'no'!
glensider
He is a good player but will be more expensive than Bent, Van Nistelrooy, Falcao etc. who we should be going for first!
deano.avfc
He is a good player but will be more expensive than Bent, Van Nistelrooy, Falcao etc. who we should be going for first!
deano.avfc
I'm getting a little confused about which thread I'm supposed to be making my Crouch point on, so I'll just say it again!: The thing about Crouch is that he is without a doubt a lot better than he looks like he should be, but still not as good as people sometimes say he is. He's a clever player who has a good eye for a goal, but his physical stature let's him down immensly (I should know this as I am just an inch shorter than him and I am also slight of build which on occasion leaves me looking like bambi when I play football on a wednesday!). When he mucks up it's just embarrassing to watch. If he's wearing a Villa shirt next season I can see my mates aiming their ridicule at me everytime he produces one these regular gangly blunders. Then again if we sign him, he might be our top scorer and leave me and a few other Villa fans with egg on our faces, and that's the kind of egg I don't mind having rubbed in my face. But there a lot's of strikers out there that could bang in as many goals as him in a season for us, and they wouldn't put me through all that ridicule!
astonguerrilla
I'm getting a little confused about which thread I'm supposed to be making my Crouch point on, so I'll just say it again!: The thing about Crouch is that he is without a doubt a lot better than he looks like he should be, but still not as good as people sometimes say he is. He's a clever player who has a good eye for a goal, but his physical stature let's him down immensly (I should know this as I am just an inch shorter than him and I am also slight of build which on occasion leaves me looking like bambi when I play football on a wednesday!). When he mucks up it's just embarrassing to watch. If he's wearing a Villa shirt next season I can see my mates aiming their ridicule at me everytime he produces one these regular gangly blunders. Then again if we sign him, he might be our top scorer and leave me and a few other Villa fans with egg on our faces, and that's the kind of egg I don't mind having rubbed in my face. But there a lot's of strikers out there that could bang in as many goals as him in a season for us, and they wouldn't put me through all that ridicule!
astonguerrilla
I would rather get Obafemi Martens for 5M than Crouch for 12M. I dont think he would be a bad buy. He has a great scoring record, just I am not sure how he would play off two other big guys? Definitely not worth 12M. Only 8M or less. But then we should still bring in Berg or Obafemi Martens as well!
villa_de
I would rather get Obafemi Martens for 5M than Crouch for 12M. I dont think he would be a bad buy. He has a great scoring record, just I am not sure how he would play off two other big guys? Definitely not worth 12M. Only 8M or less. But then we should still bring in Berg or Obafemi Martens as well!
villa_de
it's just getting too much.
Steve64k
it's just getting too much.
Steve64k
I tend to agree with villa_de. We need an additional forward to provide us with options and alternatives. Martens would arguably do just that, whereas Crouch is very much in the Carew/Heskey mould. We need a striker to mix things up, be a 'fox in the box' if you like, but also be a threat outside of the area. We need to vary our attacking options, something we are not able to do right now.
glensider
I tend to agree with villa_de. We need an additional forward to provide us with options and alternatives. Martens would arguably do just that, whereas Crouch is very much in the Carew/Heskey mould. We need a striker to mix things up, be a 'fox in the box' if you like, but also be a threat outside of the area. We need to vary our attacking options, something we are not able to do right now.
glensider
well said Deano.avfc
jsmccue
well said Deano.avfc
jsmccue
Signing crouch lacks imagination. The buy british policy is on the whole admirable but if the players that he wants are over priced and not much of an improvement on what we've already got then why bother.
Goav
Signing crouch lacks imagination. The buy british policy is on the whole admirable but if the players that he wants are over priced and not much of an improvement on what we've already got then why bother.
Goav
"Signing crouch lacks imagination. The buy british policy is on the whole admirable but if the players that he wants are over priced and not much of an improvement on what we've already got then why bother" Yet another soul jumping on the manager for something made up to fill a worthless column inch. IF we sign Crouch, and IF Crouch fails to deliver, then criticise. You will no doubt be arguing against the 51% who say we SHOULD buy him, but that's OK. Most of them would not admit it if the deal went t*ts up. For myself, I hope we don't go for PC, but let's see what actually happens before criticising anyone for it ...
BobTheBuilder
"Signing crouch lacks imagination. The buy british policy is on the whole admirable but if the players that he wants are over priced and not much of an improvement on what we've already got then why bother" Yet another soul jumping on the manager for something made up to fill a worthless column inch. IF we sign Crouch, and IF Crouch fails to deliver, then criticise. You will no doubt be arguing against the 51% who say we SHOULD buy him, but that's OK. Most of them would not admit it if the deal went t*ts up. For myself, I hope we don't go for PC, but let's see what actually happens before criticising anyone for it ...
BobTheBuilder
Martens is another Vassell - I've decided. NO THANKS.
koolbill
Martens is another Vassell - I've decided. NO THANKS.
koolbill
NO way - crouch isn't the answer by a long shot - I'd much rather have Carew, Heskey or and I'm serious here Harewood (well ok maybe only 19% serious)!
johnproche
NO way - crouch isn't the answer by a long shot - I'd much rather have Carew, Heskey or and I'm serious here Harewood (well ok maybe only 19% serious)!
johnproche
In fact I'd view Darren Bent as being a much better target. Track record even at spurs (12 goals last season and he was treated like dirt AND played 2 thirds the time time (minutes taken from fantasy.premierleague.com) that agbonglahor played ) - maybe not Ronaldo quality but definitely worth a sniff now that he's 3rd or 4th choice - worth a good £10mill.
johnproche
In fact I'd view Darren Bent as being a much better target. Track record even at spurs (12 goals last season and he was treated like dirt AND played 2 thirds the time time (minutes taken from fantasy.premierleague.com) that agbonglahor played ) - maybe not Ronaldo quality but definitely worth a sniff now that he's 3rd or 4th choice - worth a good £10mill.
johnproche
and Dunne Dunne Dunne
johnproche
and Dunne Dunne Dunne
johnproche
crouch can pee off sorry we need world class players at AVFC and he just isnt cutting it
black_villian
crouch can pee off sorry we need world class players at AVFC and he just isnt cutting it
black_villian
 

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